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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 10 Hansard (Wednesday, 18 September 2019) . . Page.. 3497 ..


Wednesday, 18 September 2019

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms J Burch) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Petitions—ministerial response

The following response to petitions has been lodged:

Chisholm Village redevelopment—petitions 19-19 and 22-19

By Mr Gentleman, Minister for Planning and Land Management, dated 13 September 2019, in response to petitions lodged by Ms J Burch on 30 July 2019 concerning community engagement on redevelopment of Chisholm Village.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter of 30 July 2019 providing petitions 19-19 and 22-19 which were lodged by Ms Joy Burch MLA. Both petitions raise concerns about community consultation and input into a proposed development at the Chisholm Shops.

The process for community input into development applications is outlined in the Planning and Development Act 2007 (the Act). I am advised that development application (DA) 201935300 has been lodged with the planning and land authority (the authority) proposing a new fast food outlet at the Chisholm shops, which is the subject of these petitions.

The DA was subject to major notification under the Act. The public notification period was originally due to close on 23 August 2019, but the period was extended for an additional two weeks and closed on 6 September 2019.

The authority made the decision to extend the public notification period after considering the significant community interest in this application, which is reflected in these petitions. Plans and supporting information for the development application are currently available for viewing at https://www.planning.act.gov.au/development_applications/pubnote.

At the close of the notification period, 116 representations had been received by the authority, including petitions 19-19 and 22-19. This shows a high level of community interest and engagement in the application. The authority will consider all representations made during the notification period and assess the DA against the requirements of the Act and the Territory Plan.

Thank you for raising this matter with me. I trust this information is of assistance.


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